College Guide: All 22 Colleges in Westchester

Our guide to the County’s higher-ed offerings.



Among the many reasons why Westchester County has become known in business circles as “New York’s Intellectual Capital®,” one of the biggies is the fact that students perform at such a high level and seem determined to get that all-important college degree.

The Westchester County Economic Development Office has noted that 94 percent of high school graduates go on to post-secondary education. In addition, 45 percent of Westchester residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 32 percent in New York State and 27 percent nationwide.

Here is more information about some of Westchester’s institutes of higher education.

  • Among 13,997 students enrolled at Westchester Community College in fall 2012, 45.6 percent werepart-time students.
  • Purchase College is listed among “America’s Best 100 College Buys.
  • The New York Medical College in Valhalla is the leading academic biomedical research institution between New York City and Albany. The Basic Sciences Building has approximately 122,000 square feet of laboratory and office space dedicated to research.
  • Pace University, which has a campus in Pleasantville, was ranked 173th in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top universities.

Institutes of Higher Learning

Berkeley College
White Plains
berkeleycollege.edu

Cochran School of Nursing
Yonkers
cochranschoolofnursing.us

College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle
cnr.edu

College of Westchester
White Plains
cw.edu

Concordia College
Bronxville
concordia-ny.edu

Empire State College (SUNY)
Hartsdale
esc.edu/hudsonvalley

Fordham University
West Harrison
fordham.edu

Iona College
New Rochelle
iona.edu

Long Island University Hudson at Westchester
Purchase
liu.edu/Hudson

Manhattanville College
Purchase
mville.edu

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry
mercy.edu

Monroe College
New Rochelle
monroecollege.edu

New York Medical College
Valhalla
nymc.edu

Pace Lubin Graduate Center
White Plains
pace.edu/lubin

Pace University
Pleasantville/Briarcliff
pace.edu

Pace University
Law School
White Plains
law.pace.edu

Polytechnic University
Westchester Graduate Center–Hawthorne
poly.edu

Purchase College (SUNY)
Purchase
purchase.edu

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville
sarahlawrence.edu

St. Joseph’s Seminary and College
Yonkers
dunwoodie.edu

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Yonkers
svots.edu

Westchester Community College
Valhalla
sunywcc.edu